Larry Rubin

Denver, Colorado


Denver, Colorado


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Laurence Francis Rubin died at 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 21st. Larry was a husband, stepfather, grandfather, musician, scientist, friend and brother. He was of gentle character, keen intelligence, gifted and talented and most importantly, he was a courageous individual in the face of great adversity. He...

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I remember Larry from our days together as graduate students at Optical Sciences. He was always talking about playing the fiddle, racing bikes, or something interesting in optics. He was a great guy who had fun with everything he did. Even though I haven't seen him since those days, I have wonderful memories of our time together and I am saddened to hear of his passing.

Larry was a wonderful friend. We met and overlapped for a couple of years in Tucson, then met up again in LA. We could talk about and play together at hillbilly music, R&B, classical music, lasers, nonlinear optics, bicycling, and much more. Of course he was much better than I am at all these things, but nevertheless I valued his companionship, and mentorship, immensely. Although we lived apart for the last several years, I thought about him regularly, and looked forward to visiting...

A wonderful person and great musician.
Thanks for fulling my life with moments
of joy. He will be missed.
Jack McC

A beautiful mind, a true musician, a good friend, a person who challenged himself and all others around him. He loved music and treated all musicians with kindness, no matter what their level or genre of music. He was a rare, beautiful person with a generous heart for people and music. I will miss him.
Debi Stevenson